I skipped this film because I’m kind of burnt out on superhero movies at the moment. Especially Marvel films because of how many they make every year, but I really enjoyed watching this and that surprised me.
Everyone that reads my blog knows that I have a love/hate relationship with Marvel these days. The X-men movies are terrible, and I sort of liked the first Avengers movie, but it was too childish for my taste. That being said I really enjoyed this film. It was a little darker than most Marvel films based around these characters.
After the events of the first film the Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, etc, are searching for Loki’s scepter from the first film. They find it, in the German’s hands of course, and assault the German base to take it back. The beginning of this film was all kinds of bad ass. Thor was a beast. He was just knocking people around, shocking people, and throwing Mjolnir at them. The other Avengers were awesome too, but Thor stood out to me because of the flashy lightning effects.
After they recover the scepter they take it back to their base and Thor agrees to let Tony, and Bruce run “tests” on it. It’s never good to let Tony run test on anything let alone Bruce Banner. After tinkering, and failing, to create an artificial intelligence Tony, and Bruce give up and go down to enjoy the party. That’s when Ultron decides to take over and builds himself the cheapest body I think I’ve ever seen, but the way he was introduced was awesome. The way he talked, walked, and carried himself was really well done.
This sets in motion the next 2 hours of the film. The Avengers must find a way to stop Ultron and bring peace back to the world.
Avengers: Age of Ultron had it’s moments for sure. Every action scene was fantastic and the special effects, obviously, were top notch. The acting was great, the script was better than the high school shit we got in the first film, and Ultron was a good villain that I think should have been developed more.
He didn’t have enough screen time and that’s sad because he was really well voiced and was just menacing to look at. I thought the scene when he showed genuine anger at the guy that called him one of Tony Stark’s men was excellent, but instead of building on that the movie just went on and it made Ultron more of a background villain.
Quilksilver, and Scarlet Witch were good characters, but I think this film tried to do too much and fit in 2 hours. If this film was 3 hours long it could have gotten away with adding so many iconic characters in one film because many of them were just cameos or underdeveloped.
Nothing bugged me more then that ending though. It was just bad. There’s nothing more I can really say about it other then that. I saw no point in adding Vision to this film other then to introduce a new Marvel character to the movies. He looked awesome, sounded awesome, and fought like a beast, but his role seemed so out of place to me. The movie would have been better if the Avengers would have just mustered up enough strength to defeat Ultron on their own.
This film is also filled with a bunch of inconsistencies that made zero sense to me, but I’ll save that for another article, if I decide to write another article.
Avengers: Age of Ultron definitely had it’s moments. I liked it a lot and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was funny, superhero packed, and had a ton of action scenes that would satisfy any superhero/movie flick fan. While the final 30 minutes didn’t make much sense to me, but the majority of the film kicked tons of ass and that’s all I really care about in the end.
The Verdict: 8/10